Hike Billy Goat Trail Section B

Billy Goat Trail Section B

Distance

2.7 Miles

Elevation Gain

68 Feet

Activities

Running, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

Wildflowers, lush woods, and Potomac River views make for an unforgettable hike. 

Park in the lot on MacArthur Blvd. (see map) to access the trailhead. Trail is well-defined but little-traveled. You may want to bring a field guide for identifying wildflowers and the critters of the region. 

Photos: brown pau, Fritz Flohr Reynolds, Alice Crain

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $133/night

Liberty Hill Camp

Aspers, Pennsylvania

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Wonderful Views

Rather easy, with wonderful views on the Potomac, even at high temperatures nice, because shady.

Less Crowds

While not as grand and less exciting of a hike than section A, this hike does offer some pretty spectacular views of the river, some neat rocks to scramble, and has significantly less crowds than the more popular section A.

Distance

2.7 Miles

Elevation Gain

68 Feet

Activities

Running, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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